WHICH TYPE OF FORMULA IS BEST FOR MY BABY?


 
 

Finding The Best Milk Formula To Suit Your Baby

Breastfeeding your newborn up until at least one year old is considered ideal in Australia. If you find yourself not being able to nurse your baby due to various reasons, it can be frustrating. You may not be able to produce enough milk, there may be a medical issue that holds you back from nursing or you just choose not to for your own personal reasons. You also may get criticised by other mums who are able to exclusively breastfeed their baby but do not fully understand your reasoning for not breastfeeding your baby. At this point, you are probably looking for a formula that can give your little one all the nutrients that they would find in mothers milk. There are a few different kinds of formula that you can choose from that is best for your baby.

Organic Milk Formula

If you are looking for an all organic formula for your baby, Bellamy’s Organic and Heinz Nurture Gold Organic All Ages is a great choice. Heinz Nurture Gold Organic formula is made from 96% organically certified ingredients. The reason it is not 100% organic is because the long chain omega 3 DHA and long chain omega 6 AA are not yet available. This formula contains whey dominant that is similar to breast milk. This formula also offers additional nucleotides, iron and other nutrients that are meant to help support infant growth and development.

Non-Organic Milk Formula

A non-organic formula that is great for your infant is the Nutricia Karicare Nutritional Care Follow-On and Maxigenes Gold Starter Infant Formula. Maxigenes Gold Starter Infant Formula formula is whey dominant, nutritionally balanced and is easily digested. The ARA and DHA in it assists infant growth by supporting normal brain, eye, immune and nervous system development. It also has multiple vitamins that are important for healthy bones, teeth, nervous system development, red blood cell development, brain development and much more. The antioxidants in this formula is filled with vitamins A, C and E essential for infant growth and development.

Milk Formula Developed For Intolerances

For those infants who are prone to or have already developed allergies, there is a formula specially designed for them. The Nutricia Karicare HA Gold+ is an infant formula that is specifically for those who are at risk for or already have allergies. If your infant has a parent or sibling with allergies, this may be the perfect formula. Karicare HA Gold+ is hypo-allergenic and has special ingredients that support the baby’s digestive and immune systems. This special ingredient is known as hydrolysed protein. Hydrolysed protein is protein that has been broken down into its component amino acids. The allergenic properties of this infant formula has been modified by the use of protein hydrolysis. This makes the size of the cow milk proteins in the formula and the milk easier to consumed by the baby who may suffer from milk protein intolerance. There are other formulas that are designed for the same problems such as Nutricia Neocate Nutra, which is for babies over 6 months of age, but is not suitable as a sole source of nutrition, Nutricia Neocate LCP, which is designed for infants 0-12 months old. Keep in mind that the Neocate LCP is not designed to replace breast milk.

There are plenty of different kinds of formula on the market that is made for different babies with different intolerances or nutritional needs. Most formulas also try to get as close to breast milk as possible. There are formulas for lactose intolerance, reflux, gas and fussiness, organic and more. Make sure you choose which one is best for your baby and remember to follow all instructions for formula preparation properly.

 
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Milk Formula Developed For Intolerances

For those infants who are prone to or have already developed allergies, there is a formula specially designed for them. The Nutricia Karicare HA Gold+ is an infant formula that is specifically for those who are at risk for or already have allergies. If your infant has a parent or sibling with allergies, this may be the perfect formula. Karicare HA Gold+ is hypo-allergenic and has special ingredients that support the baby’s digestive and immune systems. This special ingredient is known as hydrolysed protein. Hydrolysed protein is protein that has been broken down into its component amino acids. The allergenic properties of this infant formula has been modified by the use of protein hydrolysis. This makes the size of the cow milk proteins in the formula and the milk easier to consumed by the baby who may suffer from milk protein intolerance. There are other formulas that are designed for the same problems such as Nutricia Neocate Nutra, which is for babies over 6 months of age, but is not suitable as a sole source of nutrition, Nutricia Neocate LCP, which is designed for infants 0-12 months old. Keep in mind that the Neocate LCP is not designed to replace breast milk.

There are plenty of different kinds of formula on the market that is made for different babies with different intolerances or nutritional needs. Most formulas also try to get as close to breast milk as possible. There are formulas for lactose intolerance, reflux, gas and fussiness, organic and more. Make sure you choose which one is best for your baby and remember to follow all instructions for formula preparation properly.

*** The information contained here is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any manner. Always seek the advice of your doctor with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition.

 
 

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